1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team
|1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
National champion (Billingsley)
Western Conference co-champion
|1915 record||6–0–1 (3–0–1 Western)|
|Head coach||Henry L. Williams (16th season)|
|Home stadium||Northrop Field|
|1915 Western Conference football standings|
The 1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1915 college football season. In their 16th year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–0–1 record (3–0–1 against Western Conference opponents), tied for the conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 191 to 35. The only setback was a tie with Illinois with whom the Gophers shared the conference championship. The team was retroactively selected as the national champion for 1915 by the Billingsley Report.
End Bert Baston, fullback Bernie Bierman and guard Merton Dunningan were named All-Americans by the Associated Press. Baston was also named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Look Magazine. Baston, Bierman and Dunnigan were named All-Big Ten first team.
|October 2||North Dakota*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 41–0||5,000|
|October 9||Iowa State*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 34–6||6,000|
|October 16||South Dakota*||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 19–0||2,000|
|October 23||Iowa||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry)||W 51–13||6,000|
|October 30||at Illinois||Illinois Field • Champaign, IL||T 6–6||11,553|
|November 13||Chicago||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MN||W 20–7||20,000|
|November 20||at Wisconsin||Randall Field • Madison, WI (Rivalry)||W 20–3||13,500|
- "1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 179.
- Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180.